[HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web Editor

Aaron Young aaron at kaartgroup.com
Tue May 17 13:12:13 UTC 2016


I actually communicated with Bryan yesterday about a small QA toolset for iD.  It's my understanding that using tools like keep right is preferable but if iD had a few basic QA tools I believe data quality would increase overall and you would get more users taking interest in QA efforts overall.  My suggestion was to halo/highlight roads that did not have a name tag.  3-4 other simple QA functions would be great (non-squared buildings, disconnected roads, duplicate polygons/ways, etc).  It would prevent some beginner mistakes from persisting in mapathons/HOT tasks.

-Aaron.

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>   1. Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web Editor
>      (Blake Girardot HOT/OSM)
>   2. Re: Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>      Editor (Nicholas Doiron)
>   3. Re: Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>      Editor (Courtney Clark)
>   4. Re: Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>      Editor (Blake Girardot HOT/OSM)
>   5. Re: Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>      Editor (john whelan)
>   6. Re: Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>      Editor (Courtney Clark)
>   7. Re: Moving the focus to JOSM in mapathons (Ben Abelshausen)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:59:26 +0200
> From: "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM" <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> To: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: [HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>    Editor
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> Hi Everyone!
> 
> HOT is putting together a list of possible improvements or changes to
> the default OSM web editor iD that might help improve and ease typical
> HOT and Missing Maps OSM editing. As part of that process we would
> like to get ideas from the greater HOT and Missing Maps community.
> 
> A few things already on the list and near the top of priorities for HOT are:
> 
> * A building tool that would make drawing squared up (and round)
> buildings just a few clicks (this is close to being done already)
> 
> * Customizable presets for typical or special HOT/Missing Maps
> projects (already in process, but not close to done)
> 
> * Support for switching between two imagery sources (this is close to
> being done already)
> 
> But we would love to hear more ideas and feedback from you about ways
> that iD could better help support HOT and Missing Maps type of mapping
> projects as well as very very new OSM mappers that often work on our
> projects.
> 
> Please let us know things you think iD might be able to do to help new
> mappers or mappers that work on HOT / Missing Maps projects.
> 
> Obviously there is limited development time available so most things
> will not be done in the short or medium term, but let us see together
> if there are any quick wins we might be able to identify.
> 
> Also please share your feedback on things you had problems with or saw
> other mappers having problems with even if you do not have a
> suggestion for how to actually address those issues.
> 
> We will then take all those ideas and working with the iD Github
> repository issue/feature tracking make some requests to the iD
> developer. Yes, I said "developer" as in 1 person who does the bulk
> (not all, but most) of the iD maintenance and development, Bryan
> Housel. You can imagine he gets pulled in a lot of different
> directions by the greater OSM community and he has to balance a lot of
> needs and concerns. But Bryan has always been very open to suggestions
> and feedback and concerns about the iD editor and that is why it is
> the great tool it is.
> 
> The iD OSM Web Editor will always first and foremost be a general OSM
> editor so some things will just not be possible, but we are quite sure
> we can find some things that will help HOT/Missing Maps and be of use
> to the greater OSM mapping community as well. Our goal is to identify
> those things and help get them implemented through feedback and
> testing and maybe even some code contributions if anyone is interested
> in doing that.
> 
> So as I said, please, if you have a few minutes to share some thoughts
> on the iD editor it would be most appreciated.
> 
> Cheers,
> Blake
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Blake Girardot
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
> skype: jblakegirardot
> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 21:49:26 +0800
> From: Nicholas Doiron <nickd at codeforamerica.org>
> To: "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM" <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> Cc: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>    Editor
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> 
> Related - I've been adding right-to-left language support for iD OSM
> editor. It was already translated to Arabic and Persian/Farsi, but
> typically sites flip their UI, so our main sidebar would appear on the
> right.
> 
> We've got most technical parts done, so now we would much appreciate some
> fluent speakers looking it over. Please get in touch or connect me with
> interested mappers!
> 
> Discussion and code here:
> https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/pull/3087
> 
> Thanks,
> Nick Doiron
> On May 16, 2016 9:00 PM, "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM" <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Everyone!
>> 
>> HOT is putting together a list of possible improvements or changes to
>> the default OSM web editor iD that might help improve and ease typical
>> HOT and Missing Maps OSM editing. As part of that process we would
>> like to get ideas from the greater HOT and Missing Maps community.
>> 
>> A few things already on the list and near the top of priorities for HOT
>> are:
>> 
>> * A building tool that would make drawing squared up (and round)
>> buildings just a few clicks (this is close to being done already)
>> 
>> * Customizable presets for typical or special HOT/Missing Maps
>> projects (already in process, but not close to done)
>> 
>> * Support for switching between two imagery sources (this is close to
>> being done already)
>> 
>> But we would love to hear more ideas and feedback from you about ways
>> that iD could better help support HOT and Missing Maps type of mapping
>> projects as well as very very new OSM mappers that often work on our
>> projects.
>> 
>> Please let us know things you think iD might be able to do to help new
>> mappers or mappers that work on HOT / Missing Maps projects.
>> 
>> Obviously there is limited development time available so most things
>> will not be done in the short or medium term, but let us see together
>> if there are any quick wins we might be able to identify.
>> 
>> Also please share your feedback on things you had problems with or saw
>> other mappers having problems with even if you do not have a
>> suggestion for how to actually address those issues.
>> 
>> We will then take all those ideas and working with the iD Github
>> repository issue/feature tracking make some requests to the iD
>> developer. Yes, I said "developer" as in 1 person who does the bulk
>> (not all, but most) of the iD maintenance and development, Bryan
>> Housel. You can imagine he gets pulled in a lot of different
>> directions by the greater OSM community and he has to balance a lot of
>> needs and concerns. But Bryan has always been very open to suggestions
>> and feedback and concerns about the iD editor and that is why it is
>> the great tool it is.
>> 
>> The iD OSM Web Editor will always first and foremost be a general OSM
>> editor so some things will just not be possible, but we are quite sure
>> we can find some things that will help HOT/Missing Maps and be of use
>> to the greater OSM mapping community as well. Our goal is to identify
>> those things and help get them implemented through feedback and
>> testing and maybe even some code contributions if anyone is interested
>> in doing that.
>> 
>> So as I said, please, if you have a few minutes to share some thoughts
>> on the iD editor it would be most appreciated.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Blake
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------------------
>> Blake Girardot
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
>> skype: jblakegirardot
>> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
>> HOT mailing list
>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
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> Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 10:01:49 -0400
> From: Courtney Clark <courtneyclark8 at gmail.com>
> To: Nicholas Doiron <nickd at codeforamerica.org>
> Cc: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
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> Hi Blake,
> 
> This might already be part of the presets that you mentioned, but it would
> be great to have the capacity to "copy and paste" buildings. In Botswana,
> for example, where Peace Corps does a lot of mapping, the government
> provides a lot of housing to its employees. Many of the houses are the same
> shape and size -- it would be great to trace once and then copy and paste
> that shape over other structures.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Courtney
> 
> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Nicholas Doiron <nickd at codeforamerica.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> Related - I've been adding right-to-left language support for iD OSM
>> editor. It was already translated to Arabic and Persian/Farsi, but
>> typically sites flip their UI, so our main sidebar would appear on the
>> right.
>> 
>> We've got most technical parts done, so now we would much appreciate some
>> fluent speakers looking it over. Please get in touch or connect me with
>> interested mappers!
>> 
>> Discussion and code here:
>> https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/pull/3087
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Nick Doiron
>> On May 16, 2016 9:00 PM, "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM" <
>> blake.girardot at hotosm.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Everyone!
>>> 
>>> HOT is putting together a list of possible improvements or changes to
>>> the default OSM web editor iD that might help improve and ease typical
>>> HOT and Missing Maps OSM editing. As part of that process we would
>>> like to get ideas from the greater HOT and Missing Maps community.
>>> 
>>> A few things already on the list and near the top of priorities for HOT
>>> are:
>>> 
>>> * A building tool that would make drawing squared up (and round)
>>> buildings just a few clicks (this is close to being done already)
>>> 
>>> * Customizable presets for typical or special HOT/Missing Maps
>>> projects (already in process, but not close to done)
>>> 
>>> * Support for switching between two imagery sources (this is close to
>>> being done already)
>>> 
>>> But we would love to hear more ideas and feedback from you about ways
>>> that iD could better help support HOT and Missing Maps type of mapping
>>> projects as well as very very new OSM mappers that often work on our
>>> projects.
>>> 
>>> Please let us know things you think iD might be able to do to help new
>>> mappers or mappers that work on HOT / Missing Maps projects.
>>> 
>>> Obviously there is limited development time available so most things
>>> will not be done in the short or medium term, but let us see together
>>> if there are any quick wins we might be able to identify.
>>> 
>>> Also please share your feedback on things you had problems with or saw
>>> other mappers having problems with even if you do not have a
>>> suggestion for how to actually address those issues.
>>> 
>>> We will then take all those ideas and working with the iD Github
>>> repository issue/feature tracking make some requests to the iD
>>> developer. Yes, I said "developer" as in 1 person who does the bulk
>>> (not all, but most) of the iD maintenance and development, Bryan
>>> Housel. You can imagine he gets pulled in a lot of different
>>> directions by the greater OSM community and he has to balance a lot of
>>> needs and concerns. But Bryan has always been very open to suggestions
>>> and feedback and concerns about the iD editor and that is why it is
>>> the great tool it is.
>>> 
>>> The iD OSM Web Editor will always first and foremost be a general OSM
>>> editor so some things will just not be possible, but we are quite sure
>>> we can find some things that will help HOT/Missing Maps and be of use
>>> to the greater OSM mapping community as well. Our goal is to identify
>>> those things and help get them implemented through feedback and
>>> testing and maybe even some code contributions if anyone is interested
>>> in doing that.
>>> 
>>> So as I said, please, if you have a few minutes to share some thoughts
>>> on the iD editor it would be most appreciated.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Blake
>>> 
>>> ----------------------------------------------------
>>> Blake Girardot
>>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>>> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
>>> skype: jblakegirardot
>>> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> HOT mailing list
>>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
>> HOT mailing list
>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
> 
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> -- 
> Innovation Specialist, Peace Corps <http://www.peacecorps.gov/>
> Member, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team <http://www.hotosm.org>
> Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea 2012-2014
> Loyola University Chicago
> 231-740-9595 | courtneyclark8 at gmail.com
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 16:49:31 +0200
> From: "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM" <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> To: Courtney Clark <courtneyclark8 at gmail.com>
> Cc: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>    Editor
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> 
> Hi Courtney,
> 
> I do not think the presets changes will address your suggestion.
> 
> To me it makes me think of "step and repeat" so you draw a building
> once, select it and then just communicate, "duplicate this building to
> here, in a line"
> 
> Thats a great idea.
> 
> Cheers,
> Blake
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Blake Girardot
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
> skype: jblakegirardot
> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
> 
> 
> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Courtney Clark
> <courtneyclark8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Blake,
>> 
>> This might already be part of the presets that you mentioned, but it would
>> be great to have the capacity to "copy and paste" buildings. In Botswana,
>> for example, where Peace Corps does a lot of mapping, the government
>> provides a lot of housing to its employees. Many of the houses are the same
>> shape and size -- it would be great to trace once and then copy and paste
>> that shape over other structures.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Courtney
>> 
>> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Nicholas Doiron <nickd at codeforamerica.org>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Related - I've been adding right-to-left language support for iD OSM
>>> editor. It was already translated to Arabic and Persian/Farsi, but typically
>>> sites flip their UI, so our main sidebar would appear on the right.
>>> 
>>> We've got most technical parts done, so now we would much appreciate some
>>> fluent speakers looking it over. Please get in touch or connect me with
>>> interested mappers!
>>> 
>>> Discussion and code here:
>>> https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/pull/3087
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Nick Doiron
>>> 
>>> On May 16, 2016 9:00 PM, "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM"
>>> <blake.girardot at hotosm.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi Everyone!
>>>> 
>>>> HOT is putting together a list of possible improvements or changes to
>>>> the default OSM web editor iD that might help improve and ease typical
>>>> HOT and Missing Maps OSM editing. As part of that process we would
>>>> like to get ideas from the greater HOT and Missing Maps community.
>>>> 
>>>> A few things already on the list and near the top of priorities for HOT
>>>> are:
>>>> 
>>>> * A building tool that would make drawing squared up (and round)
>>>> buildings just a few clicks (this is close to being done already)
>>>> 
>>>> * Customizable presets for typical or special HOT/Missing Maps
>>>> projects (already in process, but not close to done)
>>>> 
>>>> * Support for switching between two imagery sources (this is close to
>>>> being done already)
>>>> 
>>>> But we would love to hear more ideas and feedback from you about ways
>>>> that iD could better help support HOT and Missing Maps type of mapping
>>>> projects as well as very very new OSM mappers that often work on our
>>>> projects.
>>>> 
>>>> Please let us know things you think iD might be able to do to help new
>>>> mappers or mappers that work on HOT / Missing Maps projects.
>>>> 
>>>> Obviously there is limited development time available so most things
>>>> will not be done in the short or medium term, but let us see together
>>>> if there are any quick wins we might be able to identify.
>>>> 
>>>> Also please share your feedback on things you had problems with or saw
>>>> other mappers having problems with even if you do not have a
>>>> suggestion for how to actually address those issues.
>>>> 
>>>> We will then take all those ideas and working with the iD Github
>>>> repository issue/feature tracking make some requests to the iD
>>>> developer. Yes, I said "developer" as in 1 person who does the bulk
>>>> (not all, but most) of the iD maintenance and development, Bryan
>>>> Housel. You can imagine he gets pulled in a lot of different
>>>> directions by the greater OSM community and he has to balance a lot of
>>>> needs and concerns. But Bryan has always been very open to suggestions
>>>> and feedback and concerns about the iD editor and that is why it is
>>>> the great tool it is.
>>>> 
>>>> The iD OSM Web Editor will always first and foremost be a general OSM
>>>> editor so some things will just not be possible, but we are quite sure
>>>> we can find some things that will help HOT/Missing Maps and be of use
>>>> to the greater OSM mapping community as well. Our goal is to identify
>>>> those things and help get them implemented through feedback and
>>>> testing and maybe even some code contributions if anyone is interested
>>>> in doing that.
>>>> 
>>>> So as I said, please, if you have a few minutes to share some thoughts
>>>> on the iD editor it would be most appreciated.
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Blake
>>>> 
>>>> ----------------------------------------------------
>>>> Blake Girardot
>>>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>>>> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
>>>> skype: jblakegirardot
>>>> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
>>>> 
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> HOT mailing list
>>>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>>>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> HOT mailing list
>>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Innovation Specialist, Peace Corps
>> Member, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea 2012-2014
>> Loyola University Chicago
>> 231-740-9595 | courtneyclark8 at gmail.com
> 
> 
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 10:56:21 -0400
> From: john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
> To: "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM" <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> Cc: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
>    Editor
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> 
> iD isn't as strong as some editors for error checking so perhaps HOT could
> look at some tools for detecting errors,
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Quality_assurance I'm thinking of Keep
> Right for example that checks for crossing ways and almost meeting highways
> which seem to be a blind spot for iD mappers.
> 
> Cheerio John
> 
> 
> On 16 May 2016 at 08:59, Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Everyone!
>> 
>> HOT is putting together a list of possible improvements or changes to
>> the default OSM web editor iD that might help improve and ease typical
>> HOT and Missing Maps OSM editing. As part of that process we would
>> like to get ideas from the greater HOT and Missing Maps community.
>> 
>> A few things already on the list and near the top of priorities for HOT
>> are:
>> 
>> * A building tool that would make drawing squared up (and round)
>> buildings just a few clicks (this is close to being done already)
>> 
>> * Customizable presets for typical or special HOT/Missing Maps
>> projects (already in process, but not close to done)
>> 
>> * Support for switching between two imagery sources (this is close to
>> being done already)
>> 
>> But we would love to hear more ideas and feedback from you about ways
>> that iD could better help support HOT and Missing Maps type of mapping
>> projects as well as very very new OSM mappers that often work on our
>> projects.
>> 
>> Please let us know things you think iD might be able to do to help new
>> mappers or mappers that work on HOT / Missing Maps projects.
>> 
>> Obviously there is limited development time available so most things
>> will not be done in the short or medium term, but let us see together
>> if there are any quick wins we might be able to identify.
>> 
>> Also please share your feedback on things you had problems with or saw
>> other mappers having problems with even if you do not have a
>> suggestion for how to actually address those issues.
>> 
>> We will then take all those ideas and working with the iD Github
>> repository issue/feature tracking make some requests to the iD
>> developer. Yes, I said "developer" as in 1 person who does the bulk
>> (not all, but most) of the iD maintenance and development, Bryan
>> Housel. You can imagine he gets pulled in a lot of different
>> directions by the greater OSM community and he has to balance a lot of
>> needs and concerns. But Bryan has always been very open to suggestions
>> and feedback and concerns about the iD editor and that is why it is
>> the great tool it is.
>> 
>> The iD OSM Web Editor will always first and foremost be a general OSM
>> editor so some things will just not be possible, but we are quite sure
>> we can find some things that will help HOT/Missing Maps and be of use
>> to the greater OSM mapping community as well. Our goal is to identify
>> those things and help get them implemented through feedback and
>> testing and maybe even some code contributions if anyone is interested
>> in doing that.
>> 
>> So as I said, please, if you have a few minutes to share some thoughts
>> on the iD editor it would be most appreciated.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Blake
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------------------
>> Blake Girardot
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
>> skype: jblakegirardot
>> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
>> HOT mailing list
>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
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> Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 11:25:27 -0400
> From: Courtney Clark <courtneyclark8 at gmail.com>
> To: john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
> Cc: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Request: Suggestions for improvements to iD OSM Web
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> Mikel Maron just clarified for me that there is a copy and paste function
> in iD (thank you, and my apologies!), however I think we could make it more
> obvious. I've never heard it mentioned at any trainings and there isn't
> anything that I can see in the iD interface that would tell a user they can
> copy and paste. Perhaps we can add that function to the Walkthrough, and
> perhaps the u-shaped menu that appears when you click on an object? Of
> course the ideal would be that users just use keyboard commands to copy and
> paste, but perhaps the presence of a copy and paste button in that menu
> would be a good cue.
> 
>> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:56 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> iD isn't as strong as some editors for error checking so perhaps HOT could
>> look at some tools for detecting errors,
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Quality_assurance I'm thinking of Keep
>> Right for example that checks for crossing ways and almost meeting highways
>> which seem to be a blind spot for iD mappers.
>> 
>> Cheerio John
>> 
>> 
>> On 16 May 2016 at 08:59, Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <blake.girardot at hotosm.org
>>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Everyone!
>>> 
>>> HOT is putting together a list of possible improvements or changes to
>>> the default OSM web editor iD that might help improve and ease typical
>>> HOT and Missing Maps OSM editing. As part of that process we would
>>> like to get ideas from the greater HOT and Missing Maps community.
>>> 
>>> A few things already on the list and near the top of priorities for HOT
>>> are:
>>> 
>>> * A building tool that would make drawing squared up (and round)
>>> buildings just a few clicks (this is close to being done already)
>>> 
>>> * Customizable presets for typical or special HOT/Missing Maps
>>> projects (already in process, but not close to done)
>>> 
>>> * Support for switching between two imagery sources (this is close to
>>> being done already)
>>> 
>>> But we would love to hear more ideas and feedback from you about ways
>>> that iD could better help support HOT and Missing Maps type of mapping
>>> projects as well as very very new OSM mappers that often work on our
>>> projects.
>>> 
>>> Please let us know things you think iD might be able to do to help new
>>> mappers or mappers that work on HOT / Missing Maps projects.
>>> 
>>> Obviously there is limited development time available so most things
>>> will not be done in the short or medium term, but let us see together
>>> if there are any quick wins we might be able to identify.
>>> 
>>> Also please share your feedback on things you had problems with or saw
>>> other mappers having problems with even if you do not have a
>>> suggestion for how to actually address those issues.
>>> 
>>> We will then take all those ideas and working with the iD Github
>>> repository issue/feature tracking make some requests to the iD
>>> developer. Yes, I said "developer" as in 1 person who does the bulk
>>> (not all, but most) of the iD maintenance and development, Bryan
>>> Housel. You can imagine he gets pulled in a lot of different
>>> directions by the greater OSM community and he has to balance a lot of
>>> needs and concerns. But Bryan has always been very open to suggestions
>>> and feedback and concerns about the iD editor and that is why it is
>>> the great tool it is.
>>> 
>>> The iD OSM Web Editor will always first and foremost be a general OSM
>>> editor so some things will just not be possible, but we are quite sure
>>> we can find some things that will help HOT/Missing Maps and be of use
>>> to the greater OSM mapping community as well. Our goal is to identify
>>> those things and help get them implemented through feedback and
>>> testing and maybe even some code contributions if anyone is interested
>>> in doing that.
>>> 
>>> So as I said, please, if you have a few minutes to share some thoughts
>>> on the iD editor it would be most appreciated.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Blake
>>> 
>>> ----------------------------------------------------
>>> Blake Girardot
>>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>>> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
>>> skype: jblakegirardot
>>> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
>>> 
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> Loyola University Chicago
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> Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 11:52:17 +0200
> From: Ben Abelshausen <ben.abelshausen at gmail.com>
> To: Claire Halleux <claire.halleux at hotosm.org>
> Cc: "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Moving the focus to JOSM in mapathons
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> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:23 AM, Claire Halleux <claire.halleux at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
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>> The only issue is that there's always at least one or few participants
>> without updated antivirus software and we always end up with at least one
>> infected USB stick.
> 
> 
> There are also write-protected USB sticks, meaning with a hardware switch
> to write-protect them. An example here:
> 
> http://store.kanguru.com/products/kanguru-flashblu30
> 
> Met vriendelijke groeten,
> Best regards,
> 
> Ben Abelshausen
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